Sunday, June 22, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
My dad and I
We both look so young! Dad was still in medical school, and I was maybe 6 months old? Not sure. My mom took the picture. She told me that at one time, they had $0.13 in the bank. But they never skimped on photos - there are quite a few that have survived the years so I suppose there were even more.
My dad... well... what can anyone really say about their dad?
- Special, of course!
- Dedicated, hard-working, smart, tells a great story, kind, funny, quietly courageous, and humble.
- Known world-wide for his scientific endeavors (although you wouldn't hear it from him).
- Speaks French fluently, and I'm sure his Kikongo, Swahili, Lingala, and German would brush right up with some use.
- Even in his retirement he still works to better the lives of those suffering from tropical diseases.
- Together with my mom, he has raised 4 kids who all managed to succeed in their various ways.
I feel so lucky to be their daughter. Thanks Dad and Mom!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Being towed in Alessandria
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
- How to Use the Amazon Kindle (Steven Windwalker, 2008)
- Beyond the Literary-Industrial Complex (Steven Windwalker, 2008)
- You: Staying Young: The Owner's Manual for Extending Your Warranty (Mehmet Oz, 2007)
- The Holy Bible King James Version
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce,1911)
- Go Green, Live Rich: 50 Simple Ways to Save the Earth and Get Rich Trying (David Bach, 2008)
- First Footsteps in East Africa (Sir Richard S. Burton, 1880's?)
- Delizia! (John Dickie, 2000)
- Freakonomics (Stephen Levitt, 2006)
- The Meditations (Marcus Aurelius)
- Travels in the Interior Districts of Africa (Mungo Park, written in 1790's)
- Bloodchild (Octavia Butler)
- Practice Makes Perfect: Italian Vocabulary (Daneila Gobetti, 2007)
- Italian Popular Tales (Thomas Frederick Crane)
- CIA World Factbook - Complete Edition. Detailed information and maps for over 270 countries (Mobile Reference, 2007)
In addition I have subscribed to these periodicals:
- Analog Science Fiction
- Asimov's Science Fiction
- Reader's Digest
And one blog... Tetrapod Zoology.
These reading materials would obviously not easily fit in any carry-on bag, or briefcase, much less a purse. And yet I can read any of them anytime I want, just by pulling it out of my purse. The Kindle is convenient, easy to read, and conserves paper. It gives me access to the reading materials I prefer. I think it fits very well into A Normal Life!
What do you think? Is the Kindle worth buying? Would you use it?